verb (used without object), gam·boled, gam·bol·ing or (especially British) gam·bolled, gam·bol·ling.
- gamblers' fallacy,
- gambling house,
- gambrel roof,
Origin of gambol
Examples from the Web for gamboled
Did you ever hear that Plato gamboled through the alleys of Athens?
How they gamboled, kicked up their heels and tossed their heads.Confessions of Boyhood|John Albee
Leaping Creek gamboled its tortuous way through the heart of a perfect garden.The Law-Breakers|Ridgwell Cullum
He followed me and gamboled like a dog, rolling over on the turf and exhibiting his delight in a hundred ways.Summer in a Garden, and Calvin, A Study Of Character|Charles Dudley Warner
The dogs leaped and gamboled around her, and she put them down with vague, kind gestures.Kildares of Storm|Eleanor Mercein Kelly
verb -bols, -bolling or -bolled or US -bols, -boling or -boled
Word Origin for gambol
"frolic, merrymaking," 1590s, originally gambolde "a leap or spring" (c.1500), from Middle French gambade (15c.), from Late Latin gamba "horse's hock or leg," from Greek kampe "a bending" (on notion of "a joint"), from PIE *kamp- "to bend" (see campus).
1580s; earlier gambade (c.1500), from Middle French gambader, from gambade (see gambol (n.)). Related: Gamboled; gamboling; gambolling.